Felicity in exciting comeback
After painful close to a win at the Asantehene competitions in the past two years, and a third placed score of 31 in the first round at the 2018 Stanbic – Otumfuo Invitational Golf Tournament, Felicity Okyei-Gyeabour made an exciting comeback to close with a score of 35 in the second round, to emerge the overall winner in the Ladies Category.
Vivian Dick, who led the pack in the first round with 33, closed with 30 points for second place. Following in third place finish was Mary Prempeh with 26 and 35 points in the Ladies Competition Scratch Score(CSS).
Felicity, has been a gradual and steady climb to the peak in other competitions especially in the last year. She graced the front pages with victories from the Accra and Tafo Opens. As a result, she came to the 2018 Stanbic-Otumfuo Invitational with considerable level of expectations.
However, after a not-too convincing first round score, Felicity adopted the wait and see approach towards her second campaign. “I will wait till tomorrow to see how my game turns out, in golf you can’t be too sure about what will happen next.” She told The Golfer Online after her first round on Saturday.
And true to her words, Sunday saw a vast difference in her performance. With some good birdies and putting, each hole in the second round gradually breathed an array of hope en route to her victory. With this win, the chase-me-if you can lady golfer, qualifies to be part of the team that represents Ghana in the upcoming West Africa Women Competition to be hosted in Ghana.
The current Lady champion of the Stanbic – Otumfuo Invitational Tournament is confident that the team from Ghana will put up a good showing during the Women Competition. She bemoaned instances in the past where female golfers from Ghana have not won at that level. She expressed the hope that this year will see them at least in the top five of the leaderboard, especially as Ghana is hosting the competition.
The Golfer Online